Lazy J Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn
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... the forest among pines and other trees that we are used to seeing. Some of the trees have signs of fire, but are alive and well. The ranger told us that the bark has some kind of chemical that protects it from fire and that in fact fire is good for the trees because it helps them reproduce.
We hiked to the General Sherman tree which is the largest tree in the world. You just have to see it; pictures don’t begin to show ...
Here is science lesson: difference between a Sequoia and Redwood is the Sequoia is larger around not quite as tall. Has natural deterrent to pests, fire and rot, they die from falling over but even after they fall over they live for many years. They grow round 5-7000 in altitude and they get about 2000 cones a year and can stay on a tree for up to 20 years. Each cone can produce 200 seeds but fire activates the cones dropping from the tree and seeds from the cones which is why fires ...
So off we headed to find ‘some bears in those them woods’! ,
as Andy still hadn’t seen a wild one yet. Stopped a few Sequoia trees including
‘The General Sherman’ which just happens to be the largest tree and the largest
living thing on the planet. Chris again spots three bears in the woods, minus
Goldilocks but, Andy not sure ...
... food is in the one location and the car is clean. Paul chuckles saying there are no bears in Sequoia, it's Yosemite we need to worry about. We arrive in Three Rivers and it's a bit of a ghost town. There's nothing here, hopefully we find somewhere for dinner tonight. We continue through to the national park. After a quick chat with the ranger who can tell us no more about tomorrows pending shutdown, we head towards General Sherman's tree. We're a ...
... a good introduction to the trees. Sequoias grow between 5,000 and 7,000 feet of elevation, and as we negotiated the hairpin turns from the park down to the central valley of California, we watched first the sequoias and then the pines disappear. If we never see the central valley again it will be too soon; its smog reaches all the way up into Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, our ...